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Mt. Ascutney Hospital celebrates 20 years of Volunteers in Action

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 2:32am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Recently, Mt Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) hosted a special event to commemorate 20 years of its Windsor-based program Volunteers in Action (ViA), which supports local seniors with an array of volunteer services. Since 2001, ViA has served seven towns including Windsor, West Windsor, Reading, Hartland, and Weathersfield, Vermont, as well as Cornish and Plainfield, New Hampshire.

D-H: Patients who use opioids more satisfied but not healthier

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 5:01pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Patients with common musculoskeletal conditions who use opioids may be more satisfied but have poorer health when compared to patients who do not use opioids. That is one of the conclusions of a new study by researchers at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and the University of Michigan. The team’s primary interest was to determine if patient’s perception of their care was associated with the number of opioid prescriptions they received from their health care providers.

Kiplinger’s: UVM again a best value public

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 2:30pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine has again ranked The University of Vermont among the top best-value public colleges in the country. To compile its best-value list, Kiplinger’s first ranked schools based on measures of academic quality. It then factored in cost and financial aid measures. Quality criteria account for 55 percent of total points and cost criteria account for 45 percent.

U-Haul: Vermont Number 10 growth state for 2017

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 1:53pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont was the Number 10 Growth State for 2017, according to U-Haul data analyzing the past year's US migration trends. Year-over-year arrivals of one-way U-Haul truck rentals rose 6 percent while departures jumped 10 percent from Vermont's 2016 numbers. Despite the spike in departures, arriving trucks still accounted for 52.2 percent of all one-way U-Haul traffic in Vermont to keep it among the leading net-gain states. Vermont earned the Number 9 growth ranking for 2016 after climbing from Number 16 for 2015.

Green Mountain United Way Tatum’s Totes holiday drive helps foster children & families

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 1:49pm -- Denise Sortor

Businesses and employees across Central Vermont and the Northeast Kingdom came together to support the foster children and foster families of the Barre, Newport and St Johnsbury Department for Children and Families districts and made a huge impact this holiday season.

RiseVT partners with OneCare to expand statewide

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 1:29pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine In the northwest corner of Vermont, a unique public health movement is integrating wellness and prevention into the healthcare delivery system in an effort to keep Vermonters healthier. Instead of waiting for patients to come to doctor’s offices and hospitals when they are ill or injured, RiseVT is spearheading a comprehensive, community-based approach to promoting good health and preventing health problems before they happen. 

VTAIP announces new member

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 1:11pm -- Denise Sortor

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Association of Insurance Professionals is pleased to announce that Chalaun Blanchard from Vermont Mutual Insurance Group has become the newest member of the VTAIP. Membership in VTAIP is an industry commitment to the insurance community through leadership development, career enhancement and creating relationships with other industry related connections.

The VTAIP meets monthly and encourages outside community members to join us at our dinner meetings to connect and network with insurance related professionals.

GMCB approves Epic $151.7M electronic health record project for UVMHN

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 1:10pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) has approved the implementation of a new electronic health record system (EHR) across four hospital affiliates of the University of Vermont Health Network, which it says is a significant step that will enhance the delivery of high quality care with instant access to a patient’s most updated medical information.

Donation of 110 pairs of shoes to The Dodge House in Rutland

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 1:05pm -- Denise Sortor

Vermont Business Magazine Comcast’s VetNet employee resource group, which supports Veterans both in the company and in the community, rallied our employees to collect 110 pairs of shoes/boots and 200+ pairs of socks to donate to The Dodge House in Rutland Vermont. The Dodge House is transitional housing for veterans both men & women, who are experiencing homelessness.

Mayoral candidate Carina Driscoll responds to Mayor Weinberger saying 'we aren't selling Burlington'

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 12:45pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Carina Driscoll, Independent Candidate for Mayor of Burlington, issued the following statement following Mayor Weinberger's speech on Sunday: "What couldn’t be further from the truth is the Mayor’s statement that 'we aren’t selling Burlington.' The Mayor requested proposals, as recently as last month, essentially putting Memorial Auditorium on the market; inked a deal to sell a city lot to a developer for a hotel; made plans for a private marina on our public waterfront; and ensured Burlington Telecom will no longer have any meaningful local contro